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My Lords, is the Minister concerned that the treatment of these abuse issues is under serious threat, given that many surgeries in the north of England no longer have a single permanent doctor?
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that British citizens are recruited and trained to staff the National Health Service.
My Lords, I thank the Minister for his Answer, which is a little disappointing. I remind him that there are currently 100,000 vacancies in the National Health Service. There is a shortage of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and radiographers, and I could go on. There is a shortage throughout the service, and it is no good the Government telling us what their aspirations are. In the light of...
Entered the House of Lords on 2 July 2001
Previously MP for South Shields until 14 May 2001 — General election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for South Shields, 1979-2001 and for Colne Valley, 1970-74. Opposition spokesman on agriculture and food, 1972-74, on Defence, 1980-81, on environment, 1981-87; food, agriculture and rural affairs, 1987-92; defence, disarmament and arms control, 1992-97; Chancellor, Duchy of Lancaster, 1997-98. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Also represented South Shields; Colne Valley
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Last updated: 14 May 2001.
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